Essay in The Bi-ble

I wrote about bi-representation in noughties film and TV — from The O.C. to Buffy The Vampire Slayer — and how it shaped my sense of self as a teenager. [Extract] California Here I Come I was a shy teenager with a handful of bookish friends, but when I turned 14 I latched onto a … [Read more…]

Night Swimming

In summer I think about Hockney. But in winter, Hopper. Every night on the short walk back from the station I pass an office block,  a grey vacuum lit by the yellowish blur of artificial light. It’s a spectacle that only becomes apparent in the colder months and on days when the evenings seem to … [Read more…]

Bad Weather

When it rains in Hemingway it’s a precursor to something awful happening. In A Farewell to Arms, Catherine articulates this fear to Henry declaring, ‘I’m afraid of the rain because sometimes I see myself dead in it. And sometimes I see you dead in it.’ It doesn’t end well. In the summer of 2013 I … [Read more…]